Let's find something on the web
Information search and selection

Most teachers have probably experienced how students behave when they can lay their hands on a computer: the very first thing they do is to open an Internet browser, and soon the students browse music files, SMS sounds or something else on the Web.

In class, you will, very often, have to persuade the student to start the relevant software for the tasks of the lesson. Once they have started the application, a spreadsheet or a word processor, they will typically switch back and forth between the Internet browser, which is always running in the background, and the 'classroom application'. Every time the student gets bored or does not know what to write, he switches to the browser. Often music applications from the net 'accompany the work'. To many students the use of the Internet is simply a part of everyday life just like the cell phone or radio and TV.

The Internet is playing an ever more important role in society. There are almost no areas of life that are not affected in some way by the Internet. For this reason we need to make the Web not only a tool but also a subject of study in school. This module deals with some of the aspects to be considered when using the web in class.

The module introduces central concepts and tools that will help you to find your way around on the Internet, to find precisely the information that you need, to assess and evaluate it and to process it to fit your particular purpose. In addition to this the module offers inspiration on how to integrate the Internet in teaching and learning and how to make the Internet available for children with special needs.